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Kyïv (Ukraine)

LC control no.n 81022031
Descriptive conventionsrda
Geographic headingKyïv (Ukraine)
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Geographic subdivision usageUkraine--Kyïv
Variant(s)Kiev (Ukraine)
Kief (Ukraine)
Kiew (Ukraine)
Kijew (Ukraine)
Kijów (Ukraine)
Kiyev (Ukraine)
Kiyiv (Ukraine)
Kyyiv (Ukraine)
Kievo (Ukraine)
Kyjiv (Ukraine)
Kyjiw (Ukraine)
Київ (Ukraine)
Киев (Ukraine)
Associated countryUkraine
Special note"Kyïv" represents the name using the ALA-LC Romanization Table for Ukrainian. "Kyiv" and "Kyyiv" are two other romanizations of the same name.
Old catalog heading: Kiev
Non-Latin script references not evaluated.
Found inBGN phone reply, 2-24-81 (Kiyev; Kiev = conventional; variants: Kiyiv, Kijew, Kijów; popl. 50°26ʹN 30°31ʹE)
Priphtē, K. Rosia, 1977 (subj.) t.p. (Kievo)
Velinská, E. IX. Mezinárodní sjezd slavistů, Kyjiv 1983 ... 1987: t.p. (Kyjiv)
BGN. Foreign names info. bull., Feb. 1975, surrogate: p. 6 (former name: Kiyev [Russian]; new name: Kyyiv [Ukrainian], Kiev [conv.]; ppl.)
Ukraïna [MAP] 1992: (Kyïv)
Rosja i jej sa̜siedzi [MAP] 1993: (Kyjiw (Kijów))
Wikipedia, September 10, 2015 (Kiev or Kyiv (Ukrainian: Київ = Kyïv; Russian: Киев = Kiev) is the capital and largest city of Ukraine; 50°27ʹ00ʺN 30°31ʹ24ʺE)
The world factbook, via WWW, September 10, 2015 (under Ukraine: capital: Kyiv (Kiev); geographic coordinates: 50 26 N, 30 31 E)
GEOnet names server, September 10, 2015 (Kiev (conventional); Kyiv (approved); variants: Kief; Kiew; Kijew; Kijów; Kiyev; Kiyiv; Kyyiv; Київ; capital of a political entity, Ukraine, first-order adiministrative division: Kyyiv, Misto; 50°26ʹ00ʺN, 030°31ʹ00ʺE (50.433333, 30.516667))
GEOnet, viewed on Sept. 12, 2019: (Kyiv [approved], PPLC of Ukraine, 50°26ʹ00ʺN, 030°31ʹ00ʺE; variants: Kief; Kiev; Kiew; Kijew; Kijów; Kiyev; Kiyiv; Kyyiv; Київ [variant non-roman script]
Email from Foreign Names Committee Chair, Sept. 11, 2019: (An amended version of the current Kyiv statement will be posted to the website. It will explain that the 1965 BGN/PGN Ukrainian Romanization, which is currently used for other place names in Ukraine, renders the name of the city as "Kyyiv." The approved name "Kyiv" represents a locally-used Latin alphabet rendering and it has been the approved name since 2006 based upon a recommendation form the U.S. State Department. The name "Kiev" has been changed from a conventional name to a variant name in the BGN database, and "Kiev" is no longer considered appropriate for official use.)
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